Caldera de Bandama krater

Wie denkt dat Gran Canaria enkel strandvakanties te bieden heeft, heeft het behoorlijk mis. Het binnenland bestaat uit vulkaankraters, berglandschappen, stuwmeren en opvallende begroeiing.

De Pico de Bandama is een uitgedoofde vulkaan, 569 m hoog. Vlak ernaast ligt de Caldera de Bandama, de krater die door een instorting zo'n duizend jaar geleden werd gevormd.

De krater heeft een diepte van 200 m en de afdaling er in is met een gids te bezoeken. Er loopt ook een wandeling (niet echt bewegwijzerd, maar wel duidelijk vindbaar) rond de krater. Die heeft een diameter van ongeveer 1 km en is daarmee de grootste krater op het eiland. 

Als je de golf club bij de krater even opzoekt, kom je in de buurt van het startpunt van de wandeling. Wie op gps vertrouwt : rijd naar de Camino a la Caldera.

Hier is de startplaats van de wandeling, in het begin van de straat op je linkerkant. Vlak naast dit opvallende huis heb je een bushokje. Het pad begint tussen het bushokje en dit huis. Je kunt je auto hier ook parkeren op de kleine parking.
Zorg voor stevige schoenen. De weg is niet gevaarlijk, maar is verder ook niet beveiligd. De meeste paadjes zijn erg smal, stijgen en dalen, en bestaan vooral uit vulkanisch steengruis, wat wel eens voor een glijpartij zorgt.

Als je de weg tussen het bushokje en dit huis even volgt, kom je bij een hek. Dit hek wordt gesloten vanaf een bepaald uur. De wandeling kan je gemakkelijk in anderhalf uur doen. Die loopt helemaal rondom de krater en bezorgt je mooie uitzichten op de zee in de verte, de speciale begroeiing op de kraterhellingen en de landbouwgrond.
Net voorbij het hek kom je deze panoramatafel met inlichtingen tegen. Ga hier naar rechts.

Wat verder kom je langs de golfclub. Hier is het opvallend groen. Je loopt even over het terrein. Aan de rechterkant heb je uitzicht op de golvende groene terreinen. Aan de linkerkant heb je het uitzicht over de krater.

Voorbij het golfterrein gaat een smal paadje naar links, waar de echte kraterwandeling begint. 

Vanaf nu kun je perfect zien waar je wandeling heen gaat : helemaal rondom de diepte. 

Hier zijn we het smalle pad tussen twee kraters overgestoken. In de verte achter ons is de groene vlek in het midden de golfclub, met zijn gebouwen langs de kraterwand.

Wie hoogtevrees heeft, begint er beter niet aan. Het pad is vrij veilig, maar niet afgezet. Er waait ook een stevige wind. Voorzie ook bij warm weer een trui. Hier zit je op een hoogte waar de wind vrij spel heeft !

Het is niet aan te raden van de weg af te gaan. Bordjes waarschuwen ook voor gevaar op plekken waar de begroeiing wat opening vertoont en waar je in feite naar beneden zou kunnen.

Beneden in de krater staat een woning van een kluizenaar. De grond in de krater is erg vruchtbare landbouwgrond en wordt ook bewerkt.

Tijdens je wandeling kom je stekelige agaves, struiken en heel wat cactussen tegen.

Ook hagedissen van behoorlijk formaat zijn er te spotten.

Als je bij dit bordje komt, ben je bijna rond. 

Vergis je echter niet ! Nu wacht je nog een stevige klim naar de weg iets verderop. Je ziet boven je de palmbomen van de weg, maar telkens als je denkt dat je er bijna bent, merk je dat de weg boven je ook stijgt. Het duurt dus nog wel even voor je de weg ook echt bereikt. 

Daarna kan je langs de weg terug naar het kruispunt wandelen waar je auto staat.

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Tania Kross is Carmen
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The addictive effect of TikTok. - #tiktokapp   I went into the app TikTok, because I saw some videos on, namely @Ellie Brokking alias Heart with the most famous song of Meat Love (delightful laugh), @Merels World with the video: Splons the crazy Frog and @EnyaMona and her boyfriend - with a TikTok recording in Center Parcs, during their holiday. And I must honestly confess, that I long ignored the app TikTok despite the very intrusive advertising of the app TikTok. If you want to install a nice ringtone or are you looking for other new apps, the TikTok window will automatically appear. Thus, the algorithm of TikTok is annoying intrusive always (in the background) present! Eventually I went to study the app TikTok. With the TikTok app, short videos can be created to create stickers and effects. Popular movies include people who dance, sing or play back. Most movies have a length of 15 seconds. Users can like videos and write comments. 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Recently, the company was brought to court in England for collecting data, without informing users sufficiently. How seriously TikTok passes the writing with this is still the subject of discussion. According to tech experts, the app does not operate much differently from other social media. Many of the concerns are motivated by the fact that TikTok's parent company Bytedance is in Chinese hands and therefore does not take it so closely with users' privacy and freedom of speech — something the company has always denied. Source: Wikepedia. Source: De Volkskrant/10-05-2021/Happy in my rabbit holl/Hassan Bahara/Emma Curvers/Georgia East/Wieteke van Zell. Free Writing: Janne Marthies. Illustrations: #pixabay and edited by Janne Marthies.